I SEE the old Bond clichés are being dusted down by news desks in advance of the release of Quantum of Solace. Today’s Telegraph carries the headline: “Watch it, Bond: The new girls bite back”.
Well, gosh, that’s an interesting and novel idea for a news piece… Except that the “Bond girls aren’t just eye candy any more – they’re lipstick feminists who stand up for themselves, etc, etc…” has been an inevitable part of the hype for just about every 007 movie since Goldfinger.
So will readers please alert me when they see the first “Licence to thrill!” headline? I always enjoy that one.
Incidentally, The Telegraph‘s special Bond pages are worth a read if you’re into that sort of thing.